This first day of Farmfest comes on the heels of big news for the show: It's been sold to the American Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau purchased the yearly trade show from IdeaAg along with four other farm trade shows around the country. It also includes two publications. Details of the sale aren't being disclosed, but officials with the American Farm Bureau say they're excited about the sale, and it enhances their mission. Potts says the American Farm Bureau will continue to support current staff running the show, and believe the networking and communication with farmers at these shows will help its lobbying efforts in Washington.